First off it’s not my place to judge others, even though I have to admit doing so. My opinion of others is best kept to myself. Gossip hurts those who participate in it and those who are the subject. I try not to talk about others, and I fully recognize the damage it can cause in the lives of others who are in the process of the change we call recovery. At best, I find gossiping about others to be a warning signal that I need to get back into working the Steps and Spiritual Principles. At the worst, it can cause others to no longer feel comfortable in the rooms. Who among us can say that they have not committed wrongs? I certainly did and still do – I am a work in progress after all.